Mayor Celebrates EMS Week and Nottingham Ambulance Squad's 30 years of service
(Hamilton) -- National Emergency Medical Services Week, celebrated this year during the week of May 16th through May 22nd, publicizes the importance of medical safety and recognizes the medical personnel whose dedication helps to provide the day-to-day, "front line” lifesaving services of the medical profession. Today, Hamilton Township Mayor John Bencivengo joined with Nottingham Ambulance Squad to help kick off National EMS Week at the ambulance squad’s annual EMS day.
This year also marks the 30th year that Nottingham Ambulance Squad has served Hamilton residents. While ambulance services date back to the 1950’s as part of the Nottingham Fire Company, the squad’s rapid growth led to their decision to relocate to a separate facility to better serve Hamilton residents. In 1980, the squad officially changed its name to the Nottingham Ambulance Squad, Inc. and broke ground on a new facility on Paxson Avenue Extension, which thirty years later still remains their home.
Nottingham Ambulance Squad is one of a few 100% all volunteer squads left in the Mercer County area. Last year, its volunteer members provided in excess of 7,500 hours of service Hamilton residents, responding to 815 calls for assistance and 65 scramble calls.
This morning, Mayor Bencivengo presented Nottingham Ambulance Squad with a proclamation officially declaring this upcoming week, National EMS Week in Hamilton Township, and presented Nottingham Ambulance Squad Chief Steve Hernandez, with a special proclamation commemorating the squad’s 30 years of dedicated volunteer service to the community
(attached photograph, courtesy of Hamilton Township).